Instructional Video

LA Walkouts

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An informative video takes you to East Los Angeles In the 1960s. Educator, Sal Castro identified a common problem among the Latino population and as a native Angelino, he decided to do something about it. Castro planned a walkout across four high schools. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Watch the video during Hispanic Heritage Month which takes place between September 15-October 15 
  • Gather a collection of books on the history of Los Angeles, California, have them on display to give learners the opportunity to browse when time permits 
  • While watching the video, pause periodically to review the information given and answer questions 
Classroom Considerations
  • The video contains violence, watch it prior to assigning it to confirm its level of appropriateness  
  • Includes interviews from several former high school scholars and actual footage
  • The production quality is high
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